Yeah, I'm scratching my head about the smaller indy developers. Take for example Appy Entertainment ... all who were previously with the giant Full Moon ... they are smaller players now, but shouldn't they be considered entry into the premium section ... this could get messy.It still doesn't help independents who might want to create that stellar, wide ranging (ie. more expensive) app.
The problem there is DS games can be up to 256MB and PSP games up to 1.8GB. It gets messy with the Appstore being the only distribution channel and 16GB being the current max in iPhone storage. Something's gotta give if they really want this to take off.i'll have no problem paying for $20 games as long as they have the quality to match the games on the ds/psp
I don't think Apple takes that much, and even if they take 50% you're still making $4, 950. And you put that in a month, which is around 4 weeks, that would be $22.10 per hour, if you only work 8hrs a day. With the applications we've seen so far, hardly any can justify a months work. So even $0.99 is pretty outrageous.Don't forget Apple takes a hefty percentage of App sales.
This is why this is a bad idea, for the consumer. See, there are good games that are under $10 now, that I'm sure could easily charge $20. People are expecting more/better games in this Premium Store. The fact is, you're going to see the same quality sometimes even worse in this new apps section. So now you're going to pay double or more for the same thing. This Premium Store is just an excuse to charge more. Sometimes people forget the world we live in, it's all about profits, not the consumerThe game will definitely have to be good enough to warrant the $20 purchase. My biggest App Store purchase so far was only $9.99 for NetShare.
They could add extra storage to the iPhone'sThe problem there is DS games can be up to 256MB and PSP games up to 1.8GB. It gets messy with the Appstore being the only distribution channel and 16GB being the current max in iPhone storage. Something's gotta give if they really want this to take off.